UN says Gaza death toll still over 35,000 but not all bodies identified

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UNITED NATIONS/GENEVA, May 13 (Reuters) - The death toll in the Gaza Strip from the Israel-Hamas war is still more than 35,000, but the enclave's Ministry of Health has updated its breakdown of the fatalities, the United Nations said on Monday after Israel questioned a sudden change in numbers.

U.N. spokesperson Farhan Haq said the ministry's figures - cited regularly by the U.N. its reporting on the seven-month-long conflict - now reflected a breakdown of the 24,686 deaths of "people who have been fully identified."

"There's about another 10,000 plus bodies who still have to be fully identified, and so then the details of those - which of those are children, which of those are women - that will be re-established once the full identification process is complete," Haq told reporters in New York. Israel last week


Zionists started lying that the UN halved their death count recently. This is false.

Israel murdered 10.000 Palestinians so hard they became unidentifiable.

The death count is still 35.000.

I hadn’t seen that claim prior to reading your comment, so I went looking for it. At first I thought you meant Netanyahu. It wasn’t, but you were right to call them Zionists.


Classic Fox right-wing spin.

It seems this lie originated from israeli propaganda outlet Jpost (Jerusalem Post).

A Lemmy user which loved bragging about this recently posted a Nationalpost rebrand of the claim here on Lemmy https://lemmy.world/post/15363529

That makes more sense. Although it’s missing all of the fun-filled Fox “terrorism” and jabs at Biden for accurately reporting the fatalities and launching the State Department inquiry.

The Israelis estimate that around 14,000 terrorists have been killed since the fighting in Gaza began.

President Biden, in his State of the Union address in March, quoted Hamas’s numbers, which at the time stood at 30,000. He also used the unverified data to commission a State Department inquiry into Israel’s conduct, resulting in a report that was published on Friday.

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Damn, 35000 people? Hamas has a lot of members, huh? /s